Skip to comments.DeMint And Bachmann Call On States To Collectively Fight ObamaCare If Passed
Posted on 08/21/2009 10:18:56 AM PDT by pissant
Here's another fun detail from last night's Americans For Prosperity teletown hall, which featured Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). Both politicians said that if a health care bill passes, it should be actively fought and resisted through a collective effort of conservative governors.
A caller asked DeMint what the states could do in order to stop unconstitutional action by the federal government on health care. DeMint replied, "I think the key to pushing back against the federal government is some governors and state legislators who champion individual freedom."
DeMint said he would love to see states go to court to invoke the Tenth Amendment: "If we had some states come together and say the only way to save this country is to push back." He also added: "I think you'll see some states say no more, we're not going down with the federal government."
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It is becoming more and more obvious that this guy (odumbo) is leading us to a war within the United States. He may be looking for control but he might as well be trying to put a leash on a grizzly.
“Federal troops will not fire on their own citizens in this country, trust me. It would have to be Obamas civilian defense force, and they would get clobbered.”
80 million Americans with some 400 million guns with ammo trumps 4 aces ;-)
You rock as usual!
Agreed. Looking forward to hearing her speak.
"Obama has no idea whats coming his way when states invoke their rights."
I agree with you. It would hold up implementation of the legislation for years and keep the matter on the front burner. I can envision at least 20 states joining in.
The GOP would probably win back both the House AND the Senate in 2010. There is no way that high black and liberal turnout would exceed the angry American traditionalists in flyover country. I expect that even in lib states like California and New York, the GOP would win statewide races.
When a Dem leader talks about post-partisanship, he'd better mean it. [Obama's talk was always all bullsh-t.] Americans are not lemming-like Germans or Brits. We are the only nation in the world where the voters will look at a politician and tell him, "you work for us!"
Frankly, I'm relieved. But after a mere six months of Obama, a holy indignation awoke the nation. Give the libs there one and only stimulus -- at least they will have done no permanent damage to the nation.
From what I’m hearing, the House can pass it, but the Senate probably won’t.
She’s on a lot on Bill Bennett’s morning radio show. She’s one of his favorites.
Times like this make me wish that the FEDGOV could only tax the states and not individuals.
The Feds would lose with a whimper.
"[Obama] will cut off the Fedral Money and [the states] will fall in lockstep. They can not print it. He can."
Methinks you both need a refresher course on American History. The only, and most effective, way to block the law would be through federal courts. All it would take is one Federal District judge, suitably chosen, to suspend the law pending constitutional review. The injunction would prohibit either party from proceeding without additional review.
If Obama attempted something punitive, like punishing the claimant states, the judge could literally fine the Gov't and direct the behavior to stop. THAT is the kind of publicity that even Obama doesn't want. The judge could even hold the Cabinet members, and the President, in contempt of court.
So forgive my bluntness, but you're both wrong. The Terry Schiavo incident is not relevant here, but socialized medicine is.
Just read Wikipedia's entry on Marbury v Madison as a start. Believe it or not, a single judge can stop the entire US Government from proceeding with an unconstitutional act. In theory, that judge can also command US Marshalls to enforce his verdicts in defiance of the US Government. This is all pretty fundamental to our nation and the fact that "We the People" is the ruling principle.
I don’t think he understands the ramifications of his plan - but he IS intentionally fomenting a violent confrontation between the elitists and the individualists.
He’s looking for an excuse to use the power of the state to punish his ideological opponents, which just happens to exclude people of his own skin color.
Ooops! Did I just imply 0bama wants a race war with the government being used to kill whitey? Didn’t mean to imply that at all!
Well, in escalation, the state would collect the fed tax and use it at the state level to offset the negation of federal funding. The state would likely get more money this way anyhow.
Just wait until some federal court rules against a state and that state thumbs its nose at the ruling.
That’s when the SHTF.
We now have a total gangster gov't
tom, you sound pretty knowledgable. How do we address The Kenyan’s growing list of “Czars” (51 now) that are unaccountable to The People & can claim Executive Privelidge when challenged in court? This is a very dangerous situation, not knowing what they are up to, behind closed doors.
Sure then why has not one done it.
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